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The Gorfinkle Team


126 Newbury St.
Boston, MA

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The Gorfinkle Team is adept at helping buyers and sellers navigate a complex and often highly competitive real estate market throughout the Greater Boston area. With over $180 million in total sales volume over the most recent 6 years, the team provides each client with first-class service.

Led by top-ranked realtor with over 15 years’ experience, Dan Gorfinkle, earned a business degree with an accounting focus from Emory University, prior to working in public accounting and also in Spain for 2 years. He decided to leave behind the seafood paella and Spanish coastline to return to his hometown of Boston and pursue a career in real estate. His team consists of Kristin Thompson, Hilary Dunlavey and Suzanne DeWaltoff, each of whom possesses a passion for the business along with an unmatched devotion to their clients to ensure the highest level of satisfaction. Specializing in everything from first time home buyers to investors to everyone in between, the Gorfinkle Team is masterful at negotiating competitive offers, securing the best terms and conditions for their clients, and are creative and strategic when working through issues.

Living by the motto of “Putting People First,” the team exhibits genuine care, dedication, and true advocacy for each and every client to make sure every transaction is a successful one!

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Towns Served:

Greater Boston Area, Brookline

Awards or Certifications:

2015: Ranked #1 Agent in all of New England in past corporation out of over 3000 agents (Remax)

2016-2018: Ranked in Top 5 in New England in past corporation out of over 3000 agents (Remax)

2019-2020 Voted as one of Boston's Best Agents in - Boston Magazine

2020: Best of Zillow Achievement. Top 10% of Zillow Premier Agents

What is your typical process for working with a new client?

We love to have an initial face to face meeting to ascertain our compatibility. Our objective with this meeting is to provide as much insight as possible to set them on the right path for making an offer on a home and explain how the buying process works. We come prepared with thorough analytics on the areas they’re looking at so they can get a feel for current market trends. It is very common for couples to be on a different page in terms of wants, needs, etc. We always reassure them that buying is a process of elimination. You have to kiss a lot of frogs to get to the princes, as they say.

What makes your business stand apart?

We empower our clients to make a thoughtful and well-educated decision when it comes to buying and selling with meticulous preparation and tenacity, paired with a friendly, outgoing nature. We have a great reputation in the industry as a team who is down to earth and very easy to work with, but also highly skilled.

What do clients have to say about you?

"My experience with Dan was A+. I've never done business with a person who is so generous, pleasant and there when you need them. He is very considerate and always accessible. After our first meeting, he made me feel comfortable because he has a warm personality and I felt he was trust-worthy. He is systematic and knows exactly what you need to do to sell your home successfully and in a timely manner. One of the most important things was he followed through with every promise he made and was able to anticipate any issues. His assistant is worthy of all the same compliments above. All in all, he is such a nice guy and I highly recommend him."

I've worked with Dan on now two purchase and sales, and also with Kristin on the second sale. You really can't find a better team. My most recent purchase and sale was fraught with challenges, and they truly excelled through the process. Can't recommend them highly enough for their local expertise, negotiation skills, and support both during and after the purchase/ sale process. A good realtor is so much more than the person who sells you a home - they're your connection to your new neighborhood and the services you'll need as a homeowner. I've been able to lean on Dan and the team for recommendations for everything from repair services, to DIY tips, to restaurants, and they haven't steered me wrong yet. Highly recommend!

"I had a fantastic experience working with Dan Gorfinkle and Kristin Thompson for both the purchase of my new home as well as the sale of my previous home. I had met Dan at the open house (of my now new house) and I immediately liked him-you can tell how honest, genuine and intelligent he is right off the bat. He is a skillful negotiator who is able to get things done with tight deadlines. Kristin is amazing to work with-she is responsible, organized, extremely efficient and an absolute gem.

In less than 6 weeks from the time I went to the open house, Dan and Kristin listed my previous condo which sold before the open house I think due in part to the amazing photos and marketing efforts by Dan and his team. Kristin and Dan are a dynamic duo and would not have been able to do this without them.

Dan and Kristin made what is likely one of the most stressful experiences in life (buying and selling a home at the same time) feel bearable. They patiently guided me through every step of the process-I felt well taken care of and was kept apprised during each step of the way. They immediately responded to all of my emails and texts and worked around my hectic schedule.

I whole-heartedly and enthusiastically recommend Dan and Kristin if you are looking to buy or sell a home. Their knowledge, dedication and professionalism are truly what set them apart.

What geographic areas do you serve?

Greater Boston Area and beyond


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